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The PPJ Online is seeking original graduate student articles on a variety of contemporary public policy and political issues. Arguments should be based on or grounded in academic research or other quasi-academic/journalistic sources.


Pieces for our website are accepted throughout the year. They should be between 700-1200 words. Research sources should be hyperlinked using the following format:

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report last month estimating that the ACA could save hospitals $5.7 billion in Uncompensated Care Costs in 2014.” (Choose the words that you want to hyperlink, typically one to four words that are making the point you are citing).

Tone should be conversational but professional.  Good examples of tone are found in Vox, FiveThirtyEight, and The Upshot.  


If you are interested in writing a piece for our website, you must first submit a pitch of your piece, outlining your topic and angle. An editor will work with you from there; typically, online pieces go through 3 rounds of edits.

To pitch an idea for an online piece, or to ask additional questions about the website, please email Rachel at


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